Affidavit- Meaning & definition

Affidavit- Meaning & definition

What is an Affidavit? (Meaning & Definition)-

An affidavit is a written sworn statement of fact which is voulantarily made by the person making it who is called as an affiant or deponent, under an oath, administered by a person authorized to do so by Law.

The person making the statement ( who is known as an affiant) starts off his/her statement with his name, occupation and address followed by the description of facts usually, but not always, chronilogically.

Such statement is witnessed as to the authenticity of the affiant’s signature by a taker of oaths which is notary public or commissioner of oaths.

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